FAQ Topic: Property & Land Development

Where can I find information about Stormwater?

Visit the Stormwater page for information about stormwater management in Mebane. In addition, the City has formed a partnership with other local municipalities to educate about stormwater pollution.  To learn more about stormwater and ways you can help, please visit www.StormwaterSMART.org

Do I need a permit to install a fence in my yard?

You will need to submit a building permit and a zoning permit. Permit applications must include the following: a sketch or plot plan of the property with the location and dimensions of the proposed fence, and the distance to property lines measured a description of the height and material of the proposed fence Planning and … Continued

Do I need a permit for a temporary event?

Temporary events require both a fire permit to be reviewed by the Mebane Fire Department and a zoning permit to be reviewed by the Planning and Zoning Department.

How long does it take to review a Zoning Permit?

Staff requires a two-week review period for all Zoning Permits, after it has been reviewed by the Inspections Department. The entire process takes approximately four (4) weeks. If a permit is denied, it must be reviewed again.

Do I need a permit to add a shed to my property?

Sheds and other accessory structures such as detached garages that exceed 144 square feet require a building permit and a zoning permit. Permit applications must include the following: A sketch or plot plan of the property with the location and dimensions of the proposed shed and the setback distances to all property lines measured A … Continued

How do I schedule an inspection?

To schedule an inspection or to pick up an application, call the office of the Building Inspector at (919) 563-9990. Inspections must be requested the day before between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The permit number will be required to schedule the inspection. The inspectors are usually available between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., and … Continued

How do I get a building permit?

To apply for a building permit you must complete the application and submit it to the Inspections Department. When applying for a building permit you must provide a plot plan showing where on the property the structure will be located. In the event that city water and sewer will not be available, you must supply … Continued

How is Mebane planning for the future?

The City has adopted long-range plans for development, transportation, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure, and its historic Downtown. These plans can all be found here.

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